Nutraceuticals & Dietary Supplements
Given the current state of the industry, it has never been more necessary to precisely identify the ingredients in Nutraceutical & Dietary supplements that as the saying goes: make you into what you eat. With FDA regulation looming, Nutraceuticals & Dietary Supplements testing will need to become even more analogous to the kind of quality testing currently being performed for pharmaceuticals; especially in an environment where an FDA mandated product registry for dietary supplements is being debated. Indeed, with new product categories appearing and natural supplement Omega-3 alternatives vs. pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 drugs, the lines now are clearly blurred.
NJ Labs’ scientists have the know-how and experience to overcome such challenges. Typically, we perform Preparatory Testing on Nutraceutical & Dietary Supplements which are like the Suitability Tests performed in the Pharmaceutical world. Our Preparatory testing establishes the procedures that would be used for routine testing of the same product — like a gateway test for a gateway drug. Additionally, creating testing methods for Dietary Supplements is a complex undertaking due to numerous inconsistencies from different sources. For example, countries can produce the same botanical, but each can vary in terms of potency, impurities, and efficacy. We have the niche expertise required to properly analyze variances in raw materials and finished products with minimal method development.